CASDW23 Call for Proposals available now

We are delighted to share our Call for Proposals for CASDW23!

Our conference will explore the theme of Seeking Connections/Recognizing Divergence: Reckonings and Re-imaginings in Canadian Discourse and Writing Studies Today.

All information is available in the Call for Proposals (English) / Appel de communications (en français).

We welcome abstracts in French or English from those working in Writing and Discourse Studies. Submissions are due January 15, 2023.

Save the dates for the CASDW-ACR 2023 conference!

The CASDW-ACR 2023 conference will be held Sunday, May 28 to Tuesday, May 30 2023 at York University, in Toronto, Ontario.

We will re-join the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences conference and offer an as-hybrid-as-possible conference in-person and online with live-streaming when available.

In the coming months, watch for information from CASDW-ACR on

  • Our call for papers (expected mid-November, with a due date for proposals by mid-January, 2023)
    • Our theme will be in-line with Congress’s focus on social justice. To be announced with the call for papers.
  • Early-bird registration will open in January and close in late March.
    • Because we are participating in Congress, registrants will have to pay fees to both Congress and to CASDW/ACR.
    • Our fee structure will reflect the different income brackets occupied by our members, as does Congress’s fee structure.
    • We plan to allow BIPOC students to register in our conference for free.
  • Information on childcare options.
    • CASDW/ACR is only able to offer one subsidy of $200 to help cover one registrant’s childcare costs (in person or remote) during the conference. 

Our conference organizing committee for 2023 includes:

  • James Corcoran, Local Area Coordinator for our conference at York University
  • Tessa Troughton, who spent a day at York on our behalf this September
  • Laura Baumvol, who has joined the organizing committee, and
  • The CASDW/ACR executive

Call for CASDW-ACR executive nominations

The Executive Committee of CASDW-ACR is looking for members to take on leadership positions in our organization for next year. If you are interested in serving the Canadian writing research community, please contact a member of the Nominations Committee below.

Nominations will also be accepted at our Annual General Meeting at the end of this year’s conference, on Wednesday, June 1 at 2 pm PST (5 pm EST).

We welcome all current and past members, and especially encourage those new to our field to participate. The work is not onerous, and you can be sure of making an impact.

For more information about our organizational structure, see

Nominations Committee

Boba Samuels (

Sara Doody (

James Corcoran (

CASDW-ACR Virtual Conference 2022 / Conférence virtuelle 2022 de CASDW-ACR — Call for Proposals / Appel de communications 

The shape of writing and discourse studies to come / L’avenir de la rédactologie

Virtual Conference / Conférence virtuelle

May 30 to June 02, 2022 / 30 mai au 2 juin 2022

 Submission deadline: March 3, 2022 / Échéance pour soumettre une proposition : le 3 mars 2022

The Canadian Association for Studies in Discourse and Writing (CASDW-ACR) enthusiastically invites proposals for presentations, roundtables, or workshops on a broad number of topics related to writing studies and discourse studies, or other fields that are relevant to the study of discourse and writing.

Such fields include: second language writing, doctoral writing, scholarly communication, writing and the scholarship of teaching and learning, rhetorical genre studies, rhetorical theory, rhetorical analysis, discourse analysis, writing centre theory and practice, communication, applied linguistics, literacies studies, writing assessment, and/or the study and pedagogy of professional and technical writing.

In addition to the above general call for proposals, CASDW-ACR invites proposals that relate to this year’s theme: The shape of writing and discourse studies to come. The theme this year asks members to reflect on the course of writing and discourse studies in Canada:

  • where are we headed, as a field?
  • Who are we becoming?
  • What work is ahead of us, and what topics (new or resurfacing) invite or demand our attention?
  • What forms–literal and figurative, digital and material–do we work in, with, and through, and how might these forms shift to accommodate new practices?

See the call for proposals for more information.

L’association canadienne de rédactologie (CASDW-ACR) invite avec enthousiasme des propositions de présentations, tables rondes ou ateliers sur un vaste éventail de sujets reliés à la rédactologie ou à des domaines connexes, tels que la rédaction en langue seconde, l’écriture au niveau doctoral, la communication savante, l’écriture et la recherche sur l’enseignement et l’apprentissage, les études de genre rhétoriques, la théorie et l’analyse rhétoriques, l’analyse de discours, la théorie et la pratique dans les centres d’écriture, la communication, la linguistique appliquée, les études en littératie, l’évaluation de l’écriture, et/ou l’étude et la pédagogie de l’écriture professionnelle et technique.

En plus de cet appel de communications général, CASDW-ACR invite des communications reliées au thème de cette année, L’avenir de la rédactologie. Ce thème appelle les membres à réfléchir sur le cheminement de la rédactologie au Canada.

  • Où allons-nous en tant que discipline?
  • Que devenons-nous?
  • Quelles tâches allons-nous devoir accomplir, et quels sujets (qu’ils soient nouveaux ou non) solliciteront ou exigeront notre attention?
  • Quelles sont les formes (numériques ou analogiques, au sens littéral ou figuré) dans, avec et par lesquelles nous travaillons actuellement, et comment ces formes pourront-elles évoluer pour accueillir de nouvelles pratiques?

Voir l’appell de communications pour plus d’informations.